With Britain presently in talks with the EU surrounding their impending exit from the union, it may be increasingly important to negotiate deals with a multitude of countries in order to place them in the best possible stead. Considering the Conservatives may also be in challenging circumstances themselves, most notably due to the recent influx of support attained by Labour, providing stability and economic security for Britain in the aftermath of Brexit may be a priority. As such, the government recently announced their intentions to create a stronger relationship with Russia, and considering they are amongst the top 20 exporters in the world, it may be a logical decision to utilise them as an ally. Yet, with Russia holding opposing stances to the rest of the world, opting to negotiate with them may impact Britain’s relationship with other nations; conversely, if they may alter these stances, they may lay the foundations for a more stable world.
With an upcoming World Cup to be hosted in Russia, this period may be poignant in ensuring the safety of fans. Whilst the agenda itself is yet to be announced, it may surround areas such as this, alongside other challenging situations, including North Korea. With these debates surrounding the wellbeing of the British population, it seems a priority for the government might be ensuring a high standard of living and, when coupled with ensuring opportunities for travel may be maintained, this knowledge, and utilisation of, current affairs, may resonate with the public. Whilst social media seemed to be utilised to celebrate Putin’s birthday, and therefore the leader’s status may be cemented, transforming particular ideologies may be important in creating a stable Europe, and with a recent wave of nationalism occurring, coupled with the multitude of leadership changes, this desire may be at the forefront of focus.
Boris Johnson seems to have been awarded the responsibility of spearheading these discussions and, considering he presently attains the role of Foreign Secretary, it might naturally suggest he may be the most qualified for this role. He may also have a vast array of experience in dealing with complex scenarios, and appealing to people who may have alternative viewpoints to him, with his tenure as London Mayor the main contributor to this; with 300 languages spoken in the capital, and 36.7% of the population born outside of the UK, there seems to be a smorgasbord of ethnicities, and in successfully bypassing these boundaries during his election campaigns, he may have honed his credentials to successfully appeal to, and perhaps alter the stances of, a wide range of people. Yet, Johnson may also be able to utilise these talks for personal gain, most notably due to the situation surrounding Conservative leadership, and thus he may be placed in a strong position: utilise the talks to assist support from Theresa May, or advance his own career.
Whilst Brexit may be at the forefront of focus, with recent studies noting it was the most significant challenge for voters in the election, it seems the vast majority of Conservative legislations may have outlined opposing views of the population, with the collection of recent protests emphasising this. As such, achieving in these talks may also be important in reattaining support for the party, and this may be pivotal throughout the Brexit negotiations; consolidating support levels may lead to increased influence, and therefore bargaining power, and thus increasing backing may be beneficial for the entire nation.
Handling the debate intelligently may be imperative for Britain, as with Russia, perhaps a challenging nation, most notably due to their annexation of Crimea, with prompt EU action, adhering to their own ideologies, alongside the UN’s, whilst simultaneously achieving successful pacts. If they achieve these goals, a produce a sustained engagement, they may set a precedent which the rest of the world may follow. With Trump’s stance on North Korea resolute, enticing him to prioritise negotiations rather than the alternative may be important, ultimately leading to Johnson, and the rest of his team, to be referred to as pioneers, who acted as the catalyst in uniting the globe in the quest for tolerance.
Why may successfully negotiating with Russia impact global security?